Anue | Inspire

By Jerome LEE

Besides clothes being the centrepiece of any fashion show, let's not forget the intricate set designs that come along with it. Here are some of the Anue team's favourite sets...
Rick Owens SS2013 RTW, ISLAND
Rick Owens has always been known for his ultra sleek, drapey long pieces, mostly in neutral tones. However, for SS2013's ready-to-wear, the collection saw some light fabrics in puffed up proportions. His backdrop of foams falling down against an inclined board only served to further highlight the lightness of his collection, as his 'celestial beings' strutted down the runway.

Louis Vuitton SS2014 RTW

Louis Vuitton shows under Marc Jacobs' stewardship has always seen some dramatic backdrops. His girls are either coming out of steam locomotives, parading themselves on a carousel or making a grand entrance via 4 escalators. Jacobs' SS14 swan song turned out to be a combination of five backdrops seen from previous collections, all covered in a blanket of black, making it possibly the most memorable swan song from an accomplished designer.

Chanel FW12 RTW
When you put one of the biggest fashion houses in the world into the hands of the Kaiser, it is an imperative to stage a production as theatrical as possible. And for Chanel's FW12, it seems like Karl, at 80, shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. Huge crystal stalactites seems to emerge from the ground, in swathes of purple, silver and black, transforming the Grand Palais into what could possibly Superman's apocalyptic fortress.

Dior FW12 Couture
Before Raf Simons took over the creative reins at Dior, his last few shows at Jil Sander were what many editors call the 'couture trilogy'. His first couture collection at Dior would draw comparisons to the couture-trilogy showings, but what really captivated us at Anue were the walls of the salons that Simons showed his debut couture collection in for Dior. It reflected monsieur Dior's own floral obsession - the colour coordination of mimosas in the yellow room, orchids in the white room and so on, a subtle yet powerful representation for the couture showing that afternoon.

Marc Jacobs FW12 RTW
If one thinks that Marc Jacobs only goes lavish for Louis Vuitton, he does not spare on the grandeur of his own eponymous label as well. For his FW12 showing, he engaged the services of artist/friend Rachel Feinstein to create a backdrop that complemented the whimsicality of his collection. Big cutouts showed of trees and houses created an almost Tim Burton-esque, A Nightmare before Christmas aesthetic, but has its eerieness negated by the sky and pastel blue colours. This set up was intricacy at its finest.

Disclaimer: Images have been sourced from various online websites and do not belong to the ownership of Anue Management Pte Ltd.


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